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Friday, October 29
 

8:00am

Contintental Breakfast

Grab a light breakfast before the morning keynote presentation.


Friday October 29, 2010 8:00am - 8:45am
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:45am

Keynote: Starting from Scratch -- TBD.com

First came the razor-sharp focus on politics. Now Allbritton Communications, the folks behind Politico, turns its high beam on local news. Jim Brady, Allbritton's president for digital stratgies, and key staff walk us through the genesis, launch -- and growing pains -- of this much-watched news site in Washington, D.C.

#ONA10 #tbd


Friday October 29, 2010 8:45am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom

10:15am

Content-Sharing Through APIs

More and more newsrooms are opening their vaults and sharing their content. What can you do with other organizations’ content? Should your newsroom be thinking about creating its own APIs, too? Experts explore the operations, business models and more.

#ONA10 #apis


Friday October 29, 2010 10:15am - 11:15am
Congressional A-B

10:15am

No Comment: Rethinking Online Commenting

With so much negativity and spam in comment sections, how are newsrooms tweaking their engagement policies? Should people be made to give their real names? Should discussions be moderated? How do we elevate the discussion without stifling it? What are we gaining with comment sections, Facebook and other platforms? Led by NPR’s ombudsman, this lively debate will help you navigate these tectonic shifts in the conversation around news.

#ONA10 #nocomment


Friday October 29, 2010 10:15am - 11:15am
Grand Ballroom South

10:15am

The New Investigative Journalism Ecosystem

The number of global nonprofit reporting organizations has exploded — from three in 1990 to more than 30 today. Most have been created in the past three years. Panelists share which organizations are collaborating, which projects draw eyeballs and where this phenomenon is heading.

#ONA10 #ecosystem


Friday October 29, 2010 10:15am - 11:15am
Auditorium

11:30am

DocumentCloud's First Year

DocumentCloud.org has impacted news stories big and small by making primary source materials easier to scour, annotate and share. A look at how the open-source project is solving journalistic and technological hurdles.

#ONA10 #dcloud


Friday October 29, 2010 11:30am - 12:30pm
Congressional A-B

11:30am

Forging Pro-Am Partnerships

With newsrooms cutting staff and journalism schools booming, it was bound to happen - the news industry is collaborating with academe for content in brave new ways. The panel explores how the partnerships work and whether the model applies to your newsroom.

#ONA10 #proam


Friday October 29, 2010 11:30am - 12:30pm
Auditorium

11:30am

From Earthquakes to Coups: Tools for Crisis Reporting

Citizen, niche and traditional media are using social media and other tools to collaborate on covering international conflicts and disasters. This has made reporting from global hot spots more effective than ever. Learn what these panelists from around the world find work best.

#ONA10 #crisis


Friday October 29, 2010 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grand Ballroom South

12:45pm

Keynote Conversation: Kara Swisher Talks to Tim Armstrong and Vivian Schiller

A conversation with Vivian Schiller, NPR, and Tim Armstrong, AOL, moderated by Kara Swisher, All Things Digital.

#ONA10 #key


Friday October 29, 2010 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom

2:15pm

Go Niche

Crackberry. Deadspin. The latest wave of media websites have one thing in common: they cover one topic, but do it hardcore. Hear innovators from niche sites across the country discuss what's working, what's not -- and bring your own experiences to the discussion.

#ONA10 #niche


Friday October 29, 2010 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Auditorium

2:15pm

Social Media Storytelling

These days the hip new job is social media editor. Learn how those in the hot seat use social media to break news, expand the brand, AND tunnel through pay walls. Insiders reveal how to balance competing strategic goals -- successfully.

#ONA10 #socialj


Friday October 29, 2010 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom South

2:15pm

The Next Revolution for Web Design

Two of the most prominent newspaper/magazine/website designers of our day discuss the state of news web design, where it's headed, how it needs to improve, and how open web standards will further change (and complicate) matters.

#ONA10 #newsdesign


Friday October 29, 2010 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Congressional A-B

3:30pm

Coders Are from Mars, Designers Are from Venus

More than any other medium, the Web fuses together creative and technical processes. Learn strategies to inspire your right brain while exercising your left brain.

#ONA10 #marsvenus


Friday October 29, 2010 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Congressional A-B

3:30pm

What's Next for Traffic and Search?

New paid-content strategies and traffic-based compensation for writers have put a renewed focus on understanding audience patterns. This session will go beyond counting page views and keywords to discuss how engagement can be more directly measured across the Web, mobile devices and social media platforms and also review best practices to increase traffic.

#ONA10 #traffic


Friday October 29, 2010 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom South

3:30pm

Law & Order: Special Digital Unit

Hear leading Internet lawyers dive into the issues that most affect our professional lives today: copyright and fair use; avoiding liability over UGC; data collection and privacy regulation. Plus, they'll explore the unique risks that come from publishing in a multi-platform world with hundreds of different legal systems. Bring your questions.

#ONA10 #law


Friday October 29, 2010 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium

4:45pm

ONA Board General Session

Hear from the current ONA Board of Directors and those running for 2011's board at this general session and meet and greet.

#ONA10 #board


Friday October 29, 2010 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom
 
Saturday, October 30
 

8:00am

Contintental Breakfast

Grab a light breakfast before the morning keynote presentation.


Saturday October 30, 2010 8:00am - 8:45am
Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00am

A Wikileaks Download

The boundaries of digital journalism were Topic A on July 25, when a little-known Wikileaks released a 92,000-page dump of classified documents relating to the U.S. involvement of the war in Afghanistan. WNYC’s Brooke Gladstone leads the panel in examining what this could mean for journalism and the role of the Internet in news and information.

#ONA10 #wikileaks


Saturday October 30, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom

10:15am

Creating Killer Apps with Public Data

As the government unloads more data -- on everything from the stimulus, taxes and spending to the safety of child car seats -- developers, designers and journalists have developed show-stopping ways to make the numbers more accessible. See demos, hear cases studies, and learn the secrets of scraping data.

#ONA10 #killerapps


Saturday October 30, 2010 10:15am - 11:15am
Congressional A-B

10:15am

Rewiring the Ivory Tower

Revamping journalism curriculum is a tricky tightrope walk, balancing digital skills, academics and computer science. How do accrediting standards and the arms race for shorter degrees set the boundaries for the new journalism degree? Panelists share what is being lost and what is being gained.

#ONA10 #academia


Saturday October 30, 2010 10:15am - 11:15am
Auditorium

10:15am

Turning Bits into Bucks

Learn how journalists have found success as entrepreneurs, from startup software companies to local bloggers, using innovation to power new business models for news.

#ONA10 #bitsbucks


Saturday October 30, 2010 10:15am - 11:15am
Grand Ballroom South

11:30am

Android, iPad and Beyond

The web is increasingly moving from the desktop to the palm of your hand. Learn the best practices for creating content for mobile and touch devices.

#ONA10 #mobile


Saturday October 30, 2010 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grand Ballroom South

11:30am

Seven Deadly Sins of Data Visualization

Face it: if your data display doesn't look good it might as well not exist. Harness data visualization by being a smart producer and consumer of infographics.

#ONA10 #dataviz


Saturday October 30, 2010 11:30am - 12:30pm
Congressional A-B

11:30am

Ten Tech Trends in '10

Think you finally have a handle on the latest technological developments? Think again. Amy Webb is back again to highlight the latest tech trends for the dawn of a new decade.

#ONA10 #techtrends


Saturday October 30, 2010 11:30am - 12:30pm
Auditorium

12:45pm

You Invent It, They Fund It 2010: Lunch with Knight News Challenge Winners

Interested in finding out how to apply for this year’s $5 million Knight News Challenge? Join Knight Foundation’s Jose Zamora and past winners as they demonstrate the innovations designed to bring news and information to communities in new ways.

#ONA10 #knclunch


Saturday October 30, 2010 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom

2:00pm

News Apps: Showcase & Strategy

In this rapid-fire session, four speakers show the journalistic and technical highlights from some recent news apps, providing insights into the lessons they've learned the hard way so you don't have to.

#ONA10 #newsapps


Saturday October 30, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Congressional A-B

2:00pm

Tips and Tricks for Shooting Video with Your DSLR

So you have a DSLR camera. Now what? Learn how to view footage from the field, get good sound, get footage into your computer to edit, and find the gear that's most useful in the field. The panel will include examples of video journalism, as well as a discussion of how to best use your DSLR for video work.

#ONA10 #dslr


Saturday October 30, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Auditorium

3:15pm

Don't Call It UGC

Professional-level input from a sea of amateurs? Community editorial requires finesse, hard work and a lot of respect for your submitters. Get expert advice on how to encourage high-quality content from a staff of strangers.

#ONA10 #notugc


Saturday October 30, 2010 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Auditorium

3:15pm

The Onion: Explaining Over 250 Years of News Dominance

From the invention of advertorial content to the development of television news, find out how America's Finest News Source has managed to stay ahead of the competition for the past several hundred years and continues to lead the way with over 4 million social media connections and top ranking mobile applications.

#ONA10 #onion


Saturday October 30, 2010 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Grand Ballroom South

4:30pm

Academic Meetup

#ONA10 #academic


Saturday October 30, 2010 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 14

4:30pm

How to Host an ONA Meetup

Want to hold an ONA meetup in your town or city? Already have, but want to learn how to do it better? Come and listen to ONADC divas Laura Cochran and Tiffany Shackelford talk about their successful events that not only showcase local talent but bring in sponsors.

#ONA10 #meetup


Saturday October 30, 2010 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Auditorium

4:30pm

International Meetup

#ONA10 #intl


Saturday October 30, 2010 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom South

4:30pm

Student Meetup

#ONA10 #student


Saturday October 30, 2010 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 12